Hello and thanks for stopping by! My name is Angela. I am a scientist, wife, cat-mom, and fitness enthusiast. This page is my personal blog, and you will find a range of topics, centered around healthy living. Why “The Chicken Scoop”?  Well, when I started this blog, we had just gotten a small flock of chickens and the name just stuck!  I hope you enjoy your visit!

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Starting Anew with Healthy Habits

Happy Hump Day! So far, work has been going well. Everyone is really nice and open to help me out as I learn the software and everything else. It has been a lot of information but I am still enjoying it anyway. So far so good!

I figured before I started that I should just jump in with healthy habits right away. Sunday, Rob and

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Training Time!

Body Beast starts tomorrow.

I tried it once before and didn’t complete the program.  I really enjoyed the workouts.  Sagi (the host) is pretty funny but laid back.  Despite what it looks like from the ads, it is not a man’s man type workout.  The people in the DVDs are actually pretty cool and I don’t feel like the testosterone is jumping out of

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The Beast Returns

I wasn’t going to say anything but I can’t keep secrets so I have to let you all know (and it was on my Instagram and Facebook anyway), I’ve ordered Body Beast!  You might remember that I tried it a few years ago and loved it.  I never did the whole program (I am a chronic non-follower-of-fitness-programs) but I still liked the concept and loved

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Busy Limping Bee

Woah, I haven’t posted a blog since Monday!  I honestly tried to on Wednesday but the words just weren’t flowing like I wanted them to.  Anyway, its been a busy week and I guess I’ll just babble along like usual!


Monday and Tuesday, I hit the weight room instead of my normal gym classes in order to start on Body Beast.  It was fun

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Brides, Birthdays, and Beasts

Phew what a weekend!!  Friday was pretty low key.  I just went to get my hair trimmed and spent the day doing school work while Rob was at work.  Saturday was much more busy as Rob had a haircut and then we went to my Aunt’s wedding!

It was a small family wedding and she is going to through a big party in the summer. 

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Weekly Plan 2/11/13

Just a quick blog today. I haven’t had much time for blogging lately but I would rather write something short and sweet than not write at all! I don’t want to fall out of the daily habit after keeping it up for 3 and a half years!

Anyway, weekend was excellent! I went out with friends, spent time with Rob, and did homework (ok that

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Can’t Stop Running – Registered for NWM Half!

I must be a crazy person, seriously. On Friday, I decided to sign up for a half marathon. I was just saying that I wouldn’t run for a while but I just can’t help myself I guess. It just sounded too exciting! And it is with through another SweatPink ambassador which was the major reason for signing up 🙂 So, 12 weeks from now, on

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Body Beast: Build Week 1

I officially completed 1 week of Body Beast! So let’s talk bout week 1 of “Build”:

The Equipment

Lots of free weights A weight bench or a stability ball A pull up bar or door-mounted bands

The Format

Body Beast is all about traditional weight lifting. You have sets made up of reps. Where it get a little different is that he incorporate different

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